After the quake: Setting up new home
We found out a couple of days ago from our landlord that our beautifully-situated apartment in Merivale by the Avon River had been red-carded and deemed unsafe to live in. Thankfully we’ve been able to stay with friends out in Kainga with power, Internet, water and a flushing toilet so we haven’t had to resort sharing Port-a-loos on the street with a hundred people or showering at the Pioneer Stadium.
We walked into our real estate agent’s office today and explained our situation. She just handed us the keys to a rental property and let us go and inspect it. It’s not ideal and doesn’t have the nice vista of Little Hagley Park our old apartment did but it means no more sleeping in a campervan and given the situation we can’t afford to be fussy.
The problem is it’s not furnished like our old apartment and we have no furniture. The new place doesn’t even have whitegoods except an oven so we need to quickly acquire all the neccessary items to make the place liveable, including:
Fridge Queen-size bed base Queen-size mattress Microwave
- Washing machine
Couch or two Pots and pans Crockery
- Coffee table
TV Something to put the TV on Bedroom drawers Bedside tables
- Clothes dryer
- Side table / console
If you can help us out please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to pay for items but simply can’t afford to fit out an entire house with new furniture and items from shops. We’ll keep on looking through TradeMe but as we’re moving in on Monday we’d appreciate any help we can get given the special circumstances so we can get back on our own feet again as soon as possible. We have limited transport capabilities – an Impreza wagon – but can call in help from friends with 4WDs and trailers.
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has helped with giving up things for our house – we really appreciate it!